Last week my father had an opportunity to serve as a ‘guardian’ on a Kansas Honor Flight to Washington D.C. Approximately 25 World War II veterans flew from Kansas City and 25 from Wichita, Kansas, to our nation’s capitol to visit the National World War II Memorial as well as other historic sites. This past Saturday, I helped my dad create a short (5.5 minute) narrated slideshow about the Kansas Honor Flight and his reflections on the experience. Dad selected six photos he took with his iPhone on the trip, and he narrated them on an iPad using the app “Explain Everything.” This was an extremely moving and powerful experience for everyone who was involved. If you have an opportunity to support Honor Flights in your state, please do so. It’s an important and moving way to say THANKS to our surviving World War II veterans for the sacrifices they made for our country. Hats off to Southwest Airlines who provided 25 free tickets on each Kansas Honor Flight for the WWII vets.
Technorati Tags: kansas, war, honor, flight, military, veteran, world, ii, worldwar2, worldwarii, southwest, airlines
If you enjoyed this post and found it useful, subscribe to Wes' free newsletter. Check out Wes' video tutorial library, "Playing with Media." Information about more ways to learn with Dr. Wesley Fryer are available on wesfryer.com/after.
On this day..
- Great STEM Conversations About Perimeter in MinecraftEDU - 2014
- Learning More About Visual Notetaking (Authorized Drawing in Class!) - 2013
- 2012 K12Online Conference Starts Today! - 2012
- Post a Photo to a Photo 365 or 180 Blog - 2011
- Great Ideas from the Fall 2011 DEN Virtual Conference (part 2) - 2011
- Great Ideas from the Fall 2011 DEN Virtual Conference (part 1) - 2011
- Action Research: What Do We Know About Learning in the Cloud? - 2010
- Powerful and Free Tools from the Cloud by Rushton Hurley - 2010
- Do the Mash: Mixing Tools to Create a Custom Cloud-Based Learning Tool - 2010
- Beautiful Kansas fall colors and more iPhone panoramic picture fun with Pano - 2009
Wesley – Thanks for your help in sharing my story. Two corrections: the Class of 1963 had had 18 classmates KIA, not 16. Also, the Smithsonian is at Dulles International airport, not Air Force Base. Wish there was time to share my 100+ pics.
I love honor flight! We have one here in Mobile, Alabama that is sponsored by my Dentist, Dr. Barry Booth and Eastern Shore Toyota. I used to work for Eastern Shore Toyota, so I was fortunate enough to get involved in this spectacular event. My daughter recently was had the great experience of waiting for her grandpa and great- grandpa to arrive back home during the most recent, Honor Flight Mobile. It was a grand experience that I am sure that she will remember for the rest of her life! And I know her grandpa and great- grandpa will NEVER forget it either! Fantastic Program!